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COVID-19 Relief: ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Extended For Five Months’, Says PM Modi

COVID-19 Relief: ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Extended For Five Months’, Says PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) on Tuesday (June 30) under which additional free ration will continue to be provided to around 80 crore people across the country till the end of November ...
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This Mumbai-Based Group Of Professionals Is Fighting Hunger During The COVID-19 Pandemic Across The Country

This Mumbai-Based Group Of Professionals Is Fighting Hunger During The COVID-19 Pandemic Across The Country
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Along with food and ration kits to the poor and needy, the group is also providing personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to healthcare workers ...
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Fighting COVID-19: Plant-Based Diet Can Boost Resistance Against Invading Pathogens, Say Experts

Fighting COVID-19: Plant-Based Diet Can Boost Resistance Against Invading Pathogens, Say Experts
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In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and considering the goodness of herbs, fruits and vegetables, country’s apex animal protection the body has urged the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India to promote plant-based diet to build immunity and fight against coronavirus ...
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Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh Lead India’s Food Safety Index: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Gujarat, Goa, Chandigarh lead India's food safety index: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India
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To mark the occasion of the World Food Safety Day, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has released the results of the second 'State Food Safety Index' ...
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Kerala Government Launches Nutrition Bar To Eliminate Underweight Malnutrition Among Children In the State

Kerala Government Launches Nutrition Bar To Eliminate Underweight Malnutrition Among Children In the State
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In a bid to tackle malnutrition among children, the Department of Women and Child Development and the Kerala Agricultural University have jointly produced a nutrition bar that is rich in iron and calcium ...
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Three More States Integrated Into ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ system, Experts Call For Increasing Access To Robust Technology In Rural Areas

Three More States Integrated Into ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ system, Experts Call For Increasing Access To Robust Technology In Rural Areas
Coronavirus Outbreak News Nutrition
According to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, 20 states have been integrated into ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ system as of now, but experts point to technology, biometrics and identification of the needy as possible hurdles in the implementation of the scheme across all states by March 2021 ...
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COVID Testing Not Mandatory For Services Related To Maternal, Newborn: Health Ministry

COVID Testing Not Mandatory For Services Related To Maternal, Newborn: Health Ministry
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In the 'Guidance note on Provision of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) services during and post COVID-19 pandemic', the Union Health Ministry stressed that critical services for women, children and adolescent should be provided irrespective of their COVID-19 status ...
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Opinion: Nourishing The Undernourished In Quarantine During COVID-19 Times

Opinion: Nourishing The Undernourished In Quarantine During COVID-19 Times
Coronavirus Outbreak News Nutrition
Here is how nutritious food can boost immunity and revitalise mental health and positive attitudes to tackling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...
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At 20.1 Million, India Expected To Have Highest Births Since COVID-19 Declared As Pandemic: UNICEF

At 20.1 Million, India Expected To Have Highest Births Since COVID-19 Declared As Pandemic: UNICEF
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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warns that pregnant mothers and babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic across the world were threatened by strained health systems and disruptions in services ...
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre Starts Providing 1 Kg Pulses To 20 Crore Families For 3 Months Under Public Distribution System

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre Starts Providing 1 Kg Pulses To 20 Crore Families For 3 Months Under Public Distribution System
Coronavirus Outbreak News Swasth India
According to an official at National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India, 1.5 lakh tonnes of pulses have been released so far for distribution among families that have a ration card ...
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Nutrition And COVID-19: Drink Ample Water, Eat Unprocessed Food, Advises WHO To Lower Risks Of Infections

Nutrition And COVID-19: Drink Ample Water, Eat Unprocessed Food, Advises WHO To Lower Risks Of Infections
Coronavirus Outbreak News Nutrition Swasth India
According to WHO, proper nutrition and hydration are vital to be healthy with strong immune systems to lower risk of chronic illnesses and infections at a time like COVID-19 outbreak ...
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Opinion: Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown, Governments Must Tap Anganwadis Better To Fight Hunger; A View From Delhi

Opinion: Amid Lockdown Imposed Due To Coronavirus, Delhi Government Must Enhance Anganwadi Centres To Prevent Hunger
Coronavirus Outbreak Delhi News Nutrition Swasth India
Campaign against Hunger and Malnutrition has requested Delhi government to provide either dry ration or food items like banana, boiled eggs and panjiri at homes to prevent hunger among children during lockdown imposed due to coronavirus ...
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